The Seven Last Words of Christ

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SUNDAY, MARCH 20, 2016: “INTO YOUR HANDS . . . IT IS FINISHED”

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There are two words left:  The Word of Reunion and the Word of Triumph.  With these words, Jesus passes from life to death.  It is not his end, for in it lies the salvation of all humankind and the rebirth of God’s creation. Scripture Lesson:  John 12:12-19; Luke 23:44-46; John 19:28-30 Sermon:  “Into Your Hands […]

SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 28, 2016: “YOUR MOTHER . . . YOUR SON”

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Who is Jesus’ family?  Who is your family?  When Jesus forms a new family out of Mary and the disciples he loved, Jesus points us yet again to the deeper truth of what it means for to be in Christ. Scripture Lesson:  Exodus 20:12; Luke 1:26-31; John 19:17-27 (NIV) Sermon:  “Your Mother . . . Your […]

SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 21, 2016: “TODAY, YOU WILL BE WITH ME”

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Jesus’ first word is a word of forgiveness. His second is a promise. It is a promise made to an outcast and sinner. It is a promise made to the condemned. It is a promise made to you and to me – if only we will trust Scripture Lesson:  Luke 15:1-7; Luke 23:35-43 Sermon:  “Today, […]

SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 14, 2016: “FORGIVE THEM”

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Forgive them.  Forgive them first.  Forgive them fully.  It is God who hangs nailed to that cross.  And these are His first words?  What sort of God is this? Sunday, February 14, 2016 Scripture Lesson:  Luke 23:26-34; Matthew 18:21-22 (NIV)